Tag: "scam"

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Christmas Charity Scams Taking Advantage Of The Season

Christmas Charity Scams Taking Advantage Of The Season

Asking questions can protect you from charity scams During the holiday season, Americans give to charities with open hearts and wallets. To those in need, every dollar counts and legitimate charities depend on the generosity of people like you. Unfortunately, the busy holiday season is the perfect time for fraudsters to catch you unaware. Although […]

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More Spam - Thanks healthcare.

More Spam – Thanks healthcare.

Scams sprout with rollout of Obamacare Ohio resident James Dick already had deleted an inbox’s worth of bogus e-mails about the Affordable Care Act when his telephone rang.On the other end: a convincing-sounding man claiming to be from the national Medicare office. He told Dick that he was ready to send him a new Medicare […]

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Telemarketer Scams Praying On Misfortune

Telemarketer Scams Praying On Misfortune

Beware of post-disaster charity scams Following disasters like the Oklahoma tornado, scam charities are quick to exploit the tragedy and misery, cynically tugging on heartstrings to line their own pockets. Consumers everywhere should be on guard. “For those folks around the country who want to donate funds to help families in Oklahoma, please be alert […]

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Million Dollar Swindle

Million Dollar Swindle – 2/14/13

Lexington woman loses $1 million to sweetheart scam A Lexington woman was the victim of a sweetheart scam that cost her $1 million, and Attorney General Roy Cooper is warning North Carolina consumers to beware of these scams. Con artists are using technology to update an old scam where they use the promise of love […]

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Scam Avoidance

Scam Avoidance – 1/20/13

Protect Yourself From 10 Menacing Financial Scams How to recognize and combat these effective measures of fraud No matter how safe you might feel, everyone is a potential victim of scams. The world is filled with financial criminals looking to steal your bank account information, invade your computer, and swindle you with their false advertising. […]

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FTC Warning on Hidden Hotel Fees

FTC Warning on Hidden Hotel Fees – 12/9/12

Hotels Warned on Hidden Fee Scams “We believe that online hotel reservation sites should include in the quoted total price any unavoidable and mandatory fees, such as resort fees, that consumers will be charged to stay at the hotel. While a hotel reservation site may breakdown the components of the reservation estimate (e.g., room rate, […]

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AG Pulls Plug On Mystery Shopper Websites

“work at home” scam involving mystery shoppers – 9/29/12

AG Pulls Plug On Mystery Shopper Websites NEW YORK- Two websites, part of a “work at home” scam involving a mystery shopper program, have been shut down by the Attorney General’s office. The scam involved a ‘mystery shopper’ program which is used by legitimate retailers who hire marketing research companies to evaluate the quality of […]

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Mystery Shopper Scam 2012

Secret Shopper Scams 2012 – 9/1/12

Secret Shopper Scams Scam: Scammers defraud aspiring ‘secret’ or ‘mystery’ shoppers. Origins:   Employment frauds typically prey upon the gullible or the desperate whose burning desire to secure lucrative work blinds them to the scams about to be run on them. Generally, the promise of easy-to-perform labor that pays very well is held out to […]

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Customer Service Evaluation News 5/4/12

“Mystery Shopper” scam resurfaces DURHAM – Police are warning the public against the temptation to fall foul of the “mystery shopper” scam which has reemerged in recent months, after numerous residents made complaints. In a letter from an anonymous company accompanying a cheque for between one and four thousand dollars, victims of the fraud are […]